In addition to his responsibilities in the medical field, Dr. Carty has always been directly involved with the community at large. In 2004, he received an award from the Michigan State Medical Society Foundation for Volunteer Community Service and was featured in "Doctors & Their Families Make a Difference," appearing in Michigan Medicine Magazine.
As a member of the University Of Wisconsin Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation, Dr. Carty participates in annual medical missions to the underserved people of Honduras to provide modern, safe and sustainable vein care treatment to patients who have nearly nothing and little hope of relief from their vein diseases. Advanced stages of disease are commonplace and local care availability is virtually nonexistent.
In 2006, with almost thirty years of experience in the practice of Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Dr. Carty decided to dedicate his professional activities exclusively to the modern management of varicose veins, a new and exciting frontier. Technological advancements such as the use of laser vein surgery have made it possible to remove varicose veins without making an incision, all under local anesthesia, in an office ambulatory setting, thereby resulting in minimal or no scars, and a very short recovery period.
In spring of 2008, the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) administered the first Board Certification Exam in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. The establishment of a Board Certification Exam brings recognition to both the field of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and those providers in the field who have the knowledge, skills, and experience to provide quality care to patients afflicted with venous and lymphatic disorders. Dr. Carty holds a certificate issued by the Board designating him as a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. Diplomates have extensive knowledge of and training in the diagnosis and treatment of vein and lymphatic disorders and have met the standards of the Board. Dr. Carty became a diplomate of the ABVLM in July 2008. This is the charter class for the ABVLM, which includes 717 diplomates nationwide.
Dr. Carty maintains a diagnostic vascular laboratory at TVLC staffed by a Registered Vascular Technologist and supervised by a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretations (RPVI). Dr. Carty holds all three pertinent credentials (RVT, RPVI, and RPhS), each recognizing expertise in the performance and in the interpretation of vascular ultrasound studies in general and venous evaluations in particular.